We learned in December 2019 that the Hypnosis Mic multimedia project had opted to add an anime component to its ranks after working through manga, stage plays and more with Hypnonsis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima. The project was planned for a summer 2020 debut in July but the official site delayed the show due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ended up with an October 2nd, 2020 debut date.
With Funimation simulcasting the series, the Japanese site has now updated with a preview of the fifth episode that’s due out on October 30th, 2020. Check it out below!
Katsumo Ono is directing the series based on the scripts by Shin Yoshida. Minako Shiba is handling the character designs with A-1 Pictures working on the animation production.
Plot Concept: Follow Buster Bros!!!, Mad Trigger Crew, Fling Posse, and Matten Wolf, four rap divisions led by former members of the legendary crew, The Dirty Dawg, as they struggle over each other’s turf through rap battles.
— 【アニメ】『ヒプノシスマイク-Division Rap Battle-』Rhyme Anima (@hypnosismic_RA) October 29, 2020